Netflix has some seriously trivial news to share ... about trivia!
That's because starting April 1, the popular streaming service is embracing video games with a new daily "Trivia Quest" interactive game that might look a little familiar to mobile-based app trivia buffs.
What is 'Trivia Quest'?
Netflix released a trailer that explains everything on YouTube Thursday, featuring the colorful, cheerful "Willy" explaining how the whole thing will work:
Basically, it's Willy (and his caged pals who need their freedom) vs. Evil Rocky, and you're the only one who can save the day by answering trivia questions for points. There'll be a new episode available each day during April with 24 questions, half "standard" difficulty, and the other half "hard," according to a news release. Each correct answer helps the story progress, and helps Willy save his friends from Rocky.
If "Willy" looks familiar, that's probably because you're a fan of Etermax's long-running "Trivia Crack" series of mobile-based games. According to the New York Times, Netflix licensed the "Trivia Crack" game Etermax.
This is just the latest foray from Netflix into interactivity and games; the service has been behind titles like "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," "You vs. Wild: Out Cold" and the trivia-focused "Cat Burglar."
But rest assured: Netflix is definitely putting its own spin on this iteration of the franchise, if the end of the trailer is any indication: Rocky gets some help from an animated Demogorgon, straight out of "Stranger Things"!
"Trivia Quest" will be available on most platforms that play Netflix; a full list can be found right here.